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HANSEATIC inspiration - from Colon to Puntarenas

Expedition Central America with Panama Canal - an explorer's paradise in four countries

HANSEATIC inspiration - from Colon to Puntarenas
Cruise INS2306
01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023 (13 days)
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    Cruise
    INS2306
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023

    Panama, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Nicaragua are brought together for a route that takes you through the Panama Canal to paradise islands, exotic animals, volcanic worlds and Mayan mysteries.


    Expedition
    Young Explorers
    International cruise
    Extend your cruise ashore
    This is an international cruise (on-board languages: German and English) [Read more]
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise INS2305 and save € 200 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

    The highlights of this cruise

    Voyage for Young Explorers

    For 10- to 17-year-olds during school holidays: young explorers on board.
    Youngsters look at the world through different eyes: on hikes through the wilderness, Zodiac rides into the ice and age-appropriate workshops. On selected cruises, discover the proven expedition concept from Hapag-Lloyd Cruises for young people aged 10 to 17. You can find further information here.

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    Your ship - HANSEATIC inspiration

    The new expedition class

    The HANSEATIC inspiration was launched in October 2019.

    The wind in your hair and the spray on your skin – become an explorer under an open sky. This is why our ships have more open deck space than any other expedition ship. Hear the ice crack as you stand on the bow. Or discover the dense mangrove forests of the Amazon from various perspectives as they pass by at arm’s length.

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    Your cabins & suites on HANSEATIC inspiration

    Outside Cabin
    • approx. 22 m²/237 ft² cabins on Deck 4, 5 and 6
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Panoramic Cabin
    • approx. 21 m²/226 ft² Cabins on Deck 5
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • There is one cabin with fully accessible layout and equipment (cabin 404)
    French Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 21/23 m² (226 ft²/248 ft²) Cabins on Deck 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Balcony Cabin
    • approx. 27 m²/291 ft² Cabins incl. balcony (approx. 5 m²/54 ft²) on Deck 5, 6 and 7
    • Heated wall in the bathroom
    • Rain shower
    • Free mini bar (soft drinks)
    • Coffee machine
    • Separable beds
    • 24-hour cabin service
    Junior Suite
    • approx. 42 m²/452 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private balcony (approx. 6 m²/65 ft²)
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Bathroom with two sinks and rain shower
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    Grand Suite
    • approx. 71 m²/764 ft² Suites on Deck 6 and 7
    • including private veranda (approx. 16 m²/172 ft²) with space heaters
    • Separate living and sleeping areas
    • Separate dining area
    • Sleeping area with panoramic view
    • Separable beds
    • TV in living and sleeping areas
    • Daylight bathroom with two sinks, free-standing bath, rain shower and veranda access
    • Steam sauna in shower area
    • Heated wall in bathroom
    • Separate toilet
    • Free mini bar with a selection of spirits
    • Coffee machine
    • 24-hour cabin service
    • Butler service
    • Fixed table reservation in the main restaurant, if desired
    • Free choice of Zodiac group
    Cruise
    INS2306
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023

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    Optional bookable
    Saturday, 01.04.2023

    Scheduled flight from Germany to Panama City
    Journey to Colon

    Saturday, 01.04.2023

    Colon/Panama, overnight stay on board

    Sunday, 02.04.2023

    Colon/Panama, departure 5.00 hrs
    Daytime passage through the Panama Canal

    Between the Atlantic and the Pacific, in the heart of Central America, the HANSEATIC inspiration opens new doors to tropical worlds each day. The locks of a world-famous waterway are some of the first of these gateways to welcome you. What more magnificent way to start your route of exploration than a daytime passage through the Panama Canal? You’ll find out the answer on board as you marvel at the banks of the 80 km (50 mi.) long canal from the inspiration Walk or from the glass balconies. The daytime passage will take you past savannahs, jungle and wild mangrove forests, whilst the experts on board tell you all about the history and operation of this lifeline.

    Monday, 03.04.2023 to
    Tuesday, 04.04.2023

    Panama (Isla Iguana, Chiriqui National Park)

    On Isla Iguana, the soft sand and crystal-clear water invite you to relax and swim. People are a rarity here, but there’s a chance of spotting magnificent frigate birds and iguanas. Perhaps you might fulfil a dream of snorkelling with sea turtles. The same wonders are found on the islands of Chiriqui National Park, fringed by coconut palms. Immerse yourself in this paradise world with an independent shore visit. Secluded bays, blue sky, the turquoise Pacific: simply divine.

    Wednesday, 05.04.2023 to
    Friday, 07.04.2023

    Costa Rica (Puerto Jimenez , Quepos, Playa del Coco )

    Historic colonial cities, sparkling blue sea, a diverse animal kingdom and evergreen rainforest: Costa Rica demonstrates in impressive fashion why its name means “rich coast”. More than a quarter of the country consists of protected national parks, making it one of the most biodiverse regions in the world. Go in search of these treasures with the HANSEATIC inspiration. The small town of Puerto Jimenez was still a magnet for gold prospectors until around 1975. Today, there are amazing animals and nature to be found here. With a little luck, a dolphin-watching trip in the Golfo Dulce* will find a variety of species – including whales and sea turtles. A visit to a cocoa farm* will quite literally give you a taste of the “brown gold” and an insight into how it is grown and processed. A modern city centre surrounded by white sandy beaches lies ahead as your expedition ship reaches Quepos. In the 1930s, this idyllic coastal resort was the main port for the export of bananas. Today, the main trade here is in fish and oil palms. The picturesque scenery with lush green rainforests is a true feast for nature lovers’ eyes and on a hike in the Manuel Antonio National Park*, the experts will guide you as you make some incomparable animal sightings. Sloths, iguanas and capuchin monkeys are just a few of the native animal species to be found here. A boat trip through the mangrove forest* will reveal just how diverse life below the water is. The former fishing village of Playa del Coco is a lively gem and ideal place to explore independently with swimming and snorkelling in the refreshing Pacific.

    Saturday, 08.04.2023

    Corinto/Nicaragua, from 7.00 to 14.00 hrs

    Nicaragua is an insider’s tip for explorers who want to experience history with a majestic backdrop. You’ll be able to see why it is considered a land of 1,000 volcanoes from the many open deck spaces as the ship charts a course along the coast. From Corinto, the country’s import and export hub, history and the power of nature meet in Leon and the Los Hervideros volcanic field*. Leon is perhaps Nicaragua’s most beautiful city, with grand architecture in a style dating back to Spanish colonialism, and is closely tied to the 1978 revolution. In the volcanic landscape, the bubbling mud pools hint at a different type of revolt below the ground. The scenery for volcano boarding on the Cerro Negro* is almost surreal – the ascent of the black cone will reward you with expansive views and a downhill adventure on the boards.

    Sunday, 09.04.2023

    Puerto Quetzal/Guatemala, from 8.00 to 20.00 hrs

    In Guatemala, the route of the HANSEATIC inspiration becomes a journey through time: history comes to life at fabulous locations that are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. From Puerto Quetzal, you’ll trace the footsteps of one of the world’s most legendary advanced civilisations. A flight in Tikal National Park* takes you to Maya sites in the middle of the jungle. Pyramids, palaces, temples and stelae provide an impression of what life was once like in this city where hundreds of thousands of people lived in its heyday. Colonial Antigua* has the feel of an open-air museum of Spanish baroque architecture as you explore the old town with its churches, monasteries and convents.

    Monday, 10.04.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Tuesday, 11.04.2023

    San Juan del Sur/Nicaragua, from 7.00 to 18.00 hrs

    Your adventurous journey continues in San Juan del Sur: let yourself be drawn under the spell of the mighty Santiago crater in the Masaya Volcano* or follow in the footsteps of the conquistadors in Granada*.

    Wednesday, 12.04.2023

    Relaxation at sea

    Thursday, 13.04.2023

    Isla Tortuga/Costa Rica
    Puntarenas/Costa Rica, arrival 19.00 hrs
    Overnight stay on board

    Central America has saved its most magnificent paradise for last at the end of your cruise. Isla Tortuga invites you to take a dip on its idyllic beaches. With a little luck, you’ll spot plenty of animals here: squid and dolphins as you snorkel or monkeys and exotic birds on a hike with your experts. Even if the many beautiful natural treasures leave you speechless, this cruise speaks volumes.

    Friday, 14.04.2023

    Puntarenas/Costa Rica

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    Optional bookable
    Friday, 14.04.2023

    Journey to San Jose
    Scheduled flight from San Jose to Germany

    Saturday, 15.04.2023

    Arrival in Germany

    * The shore activities are not included in the cruise price and are in the planning stage. Subject to change.

    Pre-cruise and post-cruise programmes for your trip

    The following programmes can be booked.

    Please note that our pre- and post-cruise programmes are conducted in German and are charged additionally to the travel package. The prices and conditions for these programmes can be found on the German travel details page and are charged additionally to the travel package. For individual programmes kindly consult your travel agent.

    The following programmes are offered in German:

    Our proven pre- and post-cruise programmes

    Our popular pre- and post-cruise programmes include a broad spectrum of excursions and are usually accompanied by experienced Hapag-Lloyd Cruises tour guides. Recommended for guests who like to share their experiences with a group of like-minded travellers. Explore specially selected highlights of your holiday destination and enjoy the convenience of group travel – we will take care of the transfers, excursions and overnight stays.

    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: THE HIGHLIGHTS OF PANAMA CITY
    PRE-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: CONTRASTS OF PANAMA – RAINFOREST AND SKYSCRAPERS
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME A: COSTA RICA’S RAINFOREST AROUND THE ARENAL VOLCANO
    POST-CRUISE PROGRAMME B: UNSPOILT NATURE AND RELAXATION IN COSTA RICA’S MOUNTAINS
    Cruise
    INS2306
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023

    HANSEATIC inspiration - The new expedition class

    HANSEATIC inspiration

    How do you combine exciting adventures with the utmost comfort? Our new expedition class has the answers. Enjoy first-class service and unforgettable moments in the world’s most spectacular regions – in the company of a small group of no more than 230 guests (or 199 guests for Antarctic expeditions and circumnavigation of Spitsbergen).

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    Cabins & Suites

    In the HANSEATIC inspiration cabins and suites, curved lines, natural colours and premium materials come together in a harmonious room concept that promises – and delivers – pure relaxation.

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    Restaurants & Bars

    Come with us on a culinary voyage of discovery around the globe: on board, three spacious first-class restaurants create a unique and indulgent combination of expedition spirit and international gourmet cuisine. Spend your days and evenings however you wish thanks to flexible mealtimes, a free choice of seating and attentive 24-hour cabin service.

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    Fitness & Wellness

    A breathtaking Zodiac ride, a challenging hike, a day in the Arctic ice – then close your eyes, feel the heat and indulge your senses. Align your inner compass with total well-being – whether in the ocean-view sauna of the OCEAN SPA, with a relaxing massage or with a workout in the Sports Club.

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    Knowledge on board

    Your shore excursions and Zodiac rides will be accompanied by countless natural wonders that will leave you speechless. But to see the bigger picture, you need to understand the background. The HANSEATIC inspiration takes your expedition to the next level with fascinating presentations, personal studies in the Ocean Academy and the perfect equipment for the research trip of your life.

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    Cruise
    INS2306
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
    Cruise
    INS2306
    Cruise dates
    01.04.2023 - 14.04.2023
    Price specials - Attractive combination discount

    Extend your stay with the previous cruise INS2305 and save € 200 per person. (Applies to Categories 1 – 10)

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